Horbury has moved with the times and, whilst striving to conserve its past and its independent spirit, has developed a pleasant shopping experience with many small shops and businesses providing friendly, personal service.
Horbury has many leisure activities which will appeal to a wide spectrum of interests, especially the sports enthusiast and music lover.
Horbury's history of music appreciation extends to the present day. The northern tradition of brass bands is upheld by the Horbury Victoria Band who continue to compete at a national level and give regular performances. For those who love theatre, Horbury Pageant Players stage regular performances at Horbury High School.